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A Wonderful Video Mention From Ben Horne

I’ve been trying to get the word out for my print sale the past couple of months, with, honestly, not an awful lot of luck. So the lovely Ben Horne was kind enough to want to mention me at the start of one of his videos this week.

This film community across YouTube, Instagram and Facebook is amazing; so incredibly supportive and encouraging, full of kind hearted and like minded creatives. It’s brilliant to be involved within this community that welcomed me with open arms.

From people like Ben Horne, Nick Mayo, Michael Boorman, Jacob Murphy, Matt Day...the list could go on of wonderful photographers who are incredibly supportive for the community.

I want to say a big thank you to Ben for the mention in his video this week.

And if you haven’t heard of Ben Horne and you’re a photographer, then you really ought to check out his work, it’s truly incredible. Ben is a large format photographer based in the US and there’s something so special about his images and the soul / personality each and every image has, which portrays to the audience.

TYPify Arts Festival Tickets

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Happy Thursday everyone!

The arts festival I'm honoured to be a part of on July 6th have released their tickets for sale online.

Head over to - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/typify-2018-tickets-46850285465?ref=estw  to find TYPify 18 tickets.

I'll be exhibiting my photography project on Friday 6th July at Poltimore House. It's going to be an amazing event and I'm so over the moon to be a part of this.

It would be great to see some of you there at this incredible Devon arts festival situated at Poltimore House; such an awesome venue for this three day event.

Life's Obstacles

It’s been quite a while since my last blog post in the TYPify arts festival series. This has been for a few reasons really, as overall, it’s been a bit of a difficult time the past month.

I’ve been meticulously planning out this particular arts festival project for a long while now and have been meaning to start it for the past few months. But with chronic illness, comes unpredictability. This is a huge pain when I’m firstly extremely eager to actually get out there and start work on this photographic project, but second when you have a deadline, it causes an awful lot of anxiety to keep being putting back, with life’s obstacles continuing to have been hitting me in the face the past few months, to prevent me from getting out.

Despite that, I’ve planned to head out tomorrow morning to finally make some headway and kick start this project and body of work. My gear is packed with my Yashica Mat loaded with some Ilford FP4, with extra rolls of that particular film stock and also a roll of Kodak Portra 400 to add a splash of colour to the project.

I look forward to updating the blog after tomorrow’s outing and sharing my progress with you all.

Being Able To Fund Exhibiting My Work At The Arts Festival

Print Sale

Following on from my previous blog posts over the past few days about the upcoming arts festival I’ve been asked to exhibit a new project at in July, I’ve decided to do a photography print sale to enable me to have the funds to actually get the images printed ready to exhibit.

You can see on my Instagram highlighted stories, how I delve into what the images mean to me and how I went about capturing them.

I’ve chosen three images for the print sale, that can be ordered in two varying sizes.

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Singular Rose Bud

If you like the look of any of the photos and think you’d like a print of your own hanging on your wall, be sure to follow the link below to find out more-

https://hannahobrienphotography.org/prints-for-sale/

What This Opportunity Means To Me

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I’ve been passionate about photography for a long time now, with my love for this particular art form growing more and more as time goes on.

Despite always being fascinated by everything revolving around photography, the past four years my interest has grown hugely and it has evolved into being my main passion in life.

Pursuing my photography as much as I would like to, proves to be somewhat difficult at times, due to my chronic illness and mobility restrictions. I spent around 95% of my time confined to my bed due to severe M.E, the rest of the time, that small 5%, I get hoisted into my electric wheelchair and use those moments as opportunities to seize as much as I can for my photography.

To have been asked to be a part of the TYPify arts festival in Poltimore House in July to exhibit a new project was amazing and a huge honour that they were even interested in my work in the first place.

I’ve had to miss out on various opportunities over the years due to being chronically ill, which certainly takes its toll after a while. So, to have an opportunity I can actually fulfill and to produce a body of work for a project I’ve planned out over the past year, you could certainly say I’m more than happy about it